2020 NFL Draft Winners and Losers: Cowboys and AFC North dominate while Patriots and NFC North weaken


After months of waiting, the 2020 NFL draft disappeared in a flash. As a result of this, there were a handful of winners and losers. CBS Sports assesses what each team has accomplished in three days.

Winner: Bengals

Cincinnati is the biggest winner because it has won the face of its franchise in the most important position (quarterback). This is the ultimate goal of any NFL team. Beyond Joe Burrow, the team drafted wide receiver Tee Higgins and linebacker Logan Wilson on day two.

Each selection was a home run outside of Kareem, which was more like a simple one. The Bengals have built a respectable offensive unit around their quarterback.

Loser: Packers

The Packers did virtually nothing for Aaron Rodgers in the first two days. After swapping quarterback Jordan Love in the first round, they chose ball carrier A.J. Dillon and tight end Josiah Deguara. According to our ranking, the two players were long-range, and it is possible that neither had a major impact in 2020. It did not improve much on day 3. Linebacker Kamal Martin was a solid selection, but then filled up on disappointing offensive linemen: Simon Stepaniak, Jon Runyan and Jake Hanson. Safety Vernon Scott and edge rusher Jonathan Garvin were selected on Day 3. Garvin was a solid choice, but the assessment of an entire class should not be based on the ability of the team’s last choice.

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Winner: Giants

New York has potentially added their left and right tackles of the future with Andrew Thomas and Matt Peart, respectively. Xavier McKinney, sandwiched between these two players, is considered the best security for the project. It offers a lot of capacity and versatility. Cornerback Darnay Holmes and indoor offensive lineman Shane Lemieux should be good contributors. Cam Brown, Carter Coughlin, T.J. Brunson and Tae Crowder are all intriguing linebacker selections. Finally, cornerback Chris Williamson was also a regular producer. General manager Dave Gettleman told reporters that his goal is to fix the offensive line once and for all and he has taken a big step in that direction.

Loser: Patriots

Kyle Dugger is a 24 year old speedster who has concerns about his lateral mobility. Edge rusher Josh Uche has a lot of advantages. Michigan has not used it to the best of its ability. Additions from offensive liners Michael Onwenu and Justin Herron were welcome choices on Day 3, but the results with their top two picks spoiled the shot. Edge defender Anfernee Jennings, tight end Dalton Keene, tight end Devin Asiasi, kicker Justin Rohrwasser, linebacker Cassh Maluia and attacking lineman Dustin Woodard were all earlier selections than most were comfortable.

Winner: Ravens

It was like Baltimore was choosing from a different group than the other teams. The Ravens continued to shoot daggers to the left and right. Linebacker Patrick Queen, ball carrier JK The dobbins, defensive tackle Justin Madubuike, wide receiver Devin Duvernay, linebacker Malik Harrison, attacking guard Ben Bredeson, wide receiver James Proche and safety Geno Stone were all great value.

Offensive lineman Tire Phillips and defensive tackle Broderick Washington were either a litter or a reasonable value. Any team would be delighted. No team has found better value on a more consistent basis than the Ravens. Stop me if you’ve ever heard of Baltimore’s editorial prowess.

Loser: Seahawks

Linebacker Jordyn Brooks and edge defender Darrell Taylor came out of the game earlier than expected. The choice of Damien Lewis will not be considered. Otherwise, tight end Colby Parkinson, ball carrier DeeJay Dallas and defender Alton Robinson weren’t excited.

Winner: Cowboys

Their path began by jumping on the opportunity to select the best wide receiver in the project: CeeDee Lamb. They turned this optimism into two more productive days. Cornerback Trevon Diggs and defensive forward Neville Gallimore were rated higher than they were selected. Edge rusher Bradlee Anae and Tyler Biadasz Center were both valuable additions. There were no problems with the selections for cornerback Reggie Robinson II and quarterback Ben DiNucci.

Dallas has improved over the past three days.

Loser: Steelers

The second day was early for wide receiver Chase Claypool and flight attendant Alex Highsmith. Ball carrier Anthony McFarland Jr. is not a well-rounded back, and there were better options when he was selected. The choice of attacking guard Kevin Dotson was fantastic. He was snubbed from the NFL, but most talent assessors recognized his abilities.

Safety Antoine Brooks Jr. was good value on day 3, but not the most exciting choice.

Winner: Browns

Cleveland probably picked up the project’s best attacking tackle in 10th place in the general classification of Jedrick Wills. On day 2, the Browns saw the safety of the LSU Grant Delpit fall on their knees. He was considered a first round pick. Defensive tackle Jordan Elliott was a former 5-star rookie who could become the best defensive tackle in the category.

The value continued on day 3 with the addition of indoor offensive lineman Nick Harris, wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones and tight end Harrison Bryant. The only selection that was not inspired was linebacker Jacob Phillips.

Loser: bear

The tight end position was not a pressing need, so it’s hard to justify the selection of Cole Kmet in the second round. Cornerback Jaylon Johnson is a great player, but he was only on the field because he had suffered an injury. Edge rusher Trevis Gipson was chosen too early. Cornerback Kindle Vildor was a solid choice. He is a fiery competitor who can step in and fulfill the role of nickel. Tulane catcher Darnell Mooney has great speed but needs to continue his development.

Chicago ended the event by adding two relatively unknown prospects: offensive linemen Arlington Hambright and Lachavious Simmons.


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